Mind Leak - Use Apps Less!

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About this app

This app will make you aware of when you keep using certain apps for too long. I call this a Mind Leak. When this happens, the app will show you yourself staring into the phone (or alternatively someone else staring) as a reminder that your mind leaked. This will help you reduce your time in the apps you wanna use less.

Stop doom scrolling and reduce your screen time! The idea of seeing yourself staring might seem funny at first, but it's actually quite effective at reducing the time you spend procrastinating. It’s an unusual way to fight the addictive algorithms of social media, support digital minimalism, or start a digital detox.

There are no ads or analytics and the app relies on generosity alone. Your data is safe, will only be stored locally, and never be shared with anybody.

Who am I?
Hi, my name is Micha, I'm an independent developer and the creator of this app (and others). When I'm not working on an app, you'll usually find me running, hiking, or reading.

How did I get the idea?
Actually I didn't! The original idea was conceived by Tarik, who realized during lockdown that he was spending way too much time on his phone. During a conversation with his friend Marleen, he wondered how this made his face look. Shouldn't there be an app for that? So Marleen, who happens to be my girlfriend, shared the idea and it all came together!
Let's also not forget Marleen's cat Lola, who you might have seen in one of the example videos. Needless to say, no animals were harmed during the making of this app!

Made with ❤️ in Berlin
Follow on Twitter for the latest news: https://twitter.com/mindleakapp
Updated on
Jan 9, 2023

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132 reviews
Meredith Z
February 4, 2021
The idea is Amazing! I do hope that we can tap the little gif and choose whether to snooze or close the app directly instead of going in to the mind leak app every time. (I don't know whether it's technically feasible, but I do hope that it can be done! )
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Michael Diener - Software e.K.
February 4, 2021
Yes, when you tap the little overlay you get to a screen where you can snooze or disable it. (You can see that screen in the screenshots in the Play Store.)
The Don
September 21, 2021
Good app and concept but one glitch. The video clip just stays on screen after the time has elapsed and sometimes after closing the app from quick launch, video still stays on. Obviously a bug that needs fixing as I tried it on another phone with the same results
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Michael Diener - Software e.K.
September 22, 2021
Please note that I am unable to reproduce the issue and will need more information. The next time the video clip stays on the screen although it should have disappeared, open Mind Leak, go to the help menu in the upper right, select contact and help and send via your email app. Add a small reminder and this should give me more information. Thx!
Art Rage
July 8, 2021
Amazing aap does what I need just a req would be to make the time for leak more adjustable to the user like if someone wants it to set it to every 2 min so give that flexibility, another req is give a opt to the GIF take bigger amount of screen don't make the default one to the big one just a preference for the user 🙌 thanks huge respect for not adding ads in the app
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What's new

• Small fixes